Man Ray

Peggy Guggenheim


An American expatriate like Peggy Guggenheim, Man Ray arrived in Europe in 1921 soon establishing himself as the unofficial photographer of the elite and artistic crowds of Paris. It was thus fitting that he recorded Guggenheim on several occasions. This print belongs to a photo session for the Swedish weekly Bonniers Veckotidnig, for an article on influential foreigners living in Paris. This photograph has become symbolic of Guggenheim’s graceful youth and social standing. She is wearing a cloth-of-gold evening dress by Paul Poiret and a headdress by Vera Stravinsky.

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Artist Man Ray
Date 1925(?)
Medium Gelatin silver print (carte postale)
Dimensions 11.2 x 7.9 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Gift, Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein
Accession 2011.47
Collection Acquisitions
Type Photograph

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